Google Goggles- A Must App For All Android Users


There has been a great revolution in the field of search. First we used the name search query to either type on the search bar to search a particular thing on Google, this was replaced by voice recognized search where you have to just speak your query and it will be searched automatically. But now is the age of clicks,where pictures express more than words you can just use your inbuilt device camera to search the particular Query. The new Google Goggle makes this possible for you.

Search by taking a picture, point your mobile phone camera at a painting, a famous landmark, a barcode or QR code, a product, a storefront, or a popular image. If Goggles finds it in its database, it will provide you with useful information.

Goggles can read text in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish, and translate it into other languages.It is not augmented reality like layer but visual search application.It fuses with GPS and data compass and gives location based results.It can also give the restaurants and pubs near by.

Goggles also works as a barcode / QR code scanner.

– Scan barcodes using Goggles to get product information
– Scan QR codes using Goggles to extract information
– Recognize famous landmarks
– Translate by taking a picture of foreign language text
– Add Contacts by scanning business cards or QR codes
– Scan text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
– Recognize paintings, books, DVDs, CDs, and just about any 2D image
– Solve Sudoku puzzles
– Find similar products


  • Photos need to be focused.
  • Business card scanning is Spotty.When you scan your cards it scans the name of the logo and gives phone numbers pretty well but with the emails it does’n give very good results.It misinterprets @ sign with the o and thinking it is a web address.
  • Not really Augmented reality.
  • It does’n work with barcode and gives unwanted different results.

Google Goggles is really cool app also it is available for free. It’s features have changed the way people used Google search.If Google works out on it’s cons and improves it, Goggles can bring a new revolution in searching technique.It is an app for future.

MachineHappy rates it 4 out of 5 and a must app for all Android users.

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